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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Saturday, 13 October 2012

DAY 3 GIFT of 11 Days of Kaisievic's Birthday

 Hi everyone, I have decided that it might have been a bit confusing for people if I kept updating the same post - so I have decided to go with a new post for each new day's gift from now on.

If you want to check out Day 1 and Day 2 GIFTS and want to read the rules, then please visit this previous post.  If you would like to win either Day 1 or Day 2 Gifts - please comment on this first post.

Now, here is my DAY 3 GIFT to you all:

Isn't this a cute little gift?  It is a little hand warmer.  It has a liquid insert which can be reheated as many times as you like and it can warm your hands. I thought that maybe those of you who are moving into Winter might like this as a present.

So, if you would like to win Day 3's Gift, comment on this post and let me know.

I thought that I would show off my new Doona cover set which DS1, DD and DS2 bought me for my birthday:

Of course, it was bought under my instructions - to make sure it was the one I liked.  I think it is very pretty and makes a real change from the other designs which I have on my doona covers.

Some stitching progress:

First, the Summer Garden Travelling Pattern is coming along well. I work on this every morning on the train on my way to work.  What a lovely way to start the day!

Mouse, the pink thread in the body of the birdhouse is the Secondhand Rose which you so kindly sent to me.
When I am finished - the TP will be moving on - so if you think that you might be interested - watch this space!

I am also doing the VANITY SAL of The Dressmaker's Daughter (Mirabilia) being run by Fiori Crocette.

Here is my floss toss and my start:

Planning to do some more stitching now as TraderVic and I are planning to watch Warhorse tonight.  We have been out all day at a 21st birthday party - it was lots of fun but feeling a bit weary now

.... and don't forget to check out Day 1 and Day 2 GIFT of 11 Days of Kaisievic's Birthday and if you would like to play, please comment on this previous post.



Mouse said...

ooooo didn't realise it was your birthday ... catching up as always ... love the wee hand warmer ... :)
and yeahhhh the thread matched in whoop whoop :) love mouse xxxx

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Cute hand warmer - also like your new start - very pretty.

Jane and Chris said...

Just the thing for our cold Canadian winters!
I love the new cover!
Jane x

Anne said...

Super cute hand warmer!! I love your new quilt too! Happy Birthday Kaye!! Love the progress you've made so far and the SAL looks like it'll be fun :D


Bea said...

Your TP is looking good and I like the pattern for your new SAL. It should be a fun stitch.

Hand warmer sounds like a great idea.

Margaret said...

Oh I'd love to enter for the hand warmer -- so clever! Love your new coverlet. Love your stitching projects too. The SAL looks like fun!

cucki said...

awww it is so cute..please count me in for this lovely giveaway..
i love your stitching project so much..
hugs cucki xx

Christine M said...

I love your doona cover Kaye. It's gorgeous!

Joysze said...

Oh, I like the way you shop for birthday presents!! :D

Summer Garden is looking cute and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the Mira!

Fiore said...

Morgan and Finch? I don't know it. It's a good reason to receiving this gift, ;-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

love your duvet cover really, really pretty. My dh always has cold hands and feet.

Gill in Canada

rosey175 said...

I'm always cold now that fall is upon us so please count me in for Day 3! :D

Also, your new spread is lovely! Your floss toss looks awesome (and slightly intimidating, haha); can't wait to see more WIPs of this SAL~

lanybleu said...

The hand warmer looks great. Would love to come and live here ;-)

Valma said...

this pattern Fiore chose for her SAL is very lovely
It's fun to see the different fabrics everybody chose and the different progresses
enjoy this stitching

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